He is the first Silk appointment in Sheffield chambers for over 15 years. He is also the first BME barrister practising in Sheffield to take Silk.
The rank will be formally bestowed upon all successful applicants by The Lord Chancellor, David Lidington MP, at Westminster Hall on 26 February 2018.
Of this years appointments, the Lord Chancellor said:
“I commend each of the 119 barristers and solicitors, alongside the seven Honorary Queen’s Counsel, on their appointments. The award of the title of Queen’s Counsel is a recognition of depth of expertise and eminence in their fields. It is this expertise that gives the English legal system its world-leading reputation.”
Naz was called to the Bar in 2000 and specialises in criminal defence. From 2003 he was consistently ranked as a leading junior by Chambers UK and The Legal 500. He has appeared in some of the most high profile trials in the country including cases involving murder, terrorism and historic sexual offences.
Naz will also become joint head of chambers with Kath Goddard.
Chambers congratulates him and looks forward to continuing to provide an exceptional bespoke service to all that work with us.